Each year, School Library Journal holds a Battle of the Books that often pits widely disparate books against one another. The best part is reading the judges’ explanations of why they selected one book over another. The judges are typically established authors who turn out to be very adept at this game of oranges vs. apples. Here are this year’s contenders. I like to print out the bracket and post it in the library.
–Marie Drucker, Malverne Public Library